Alize Cornet continues to revel in this career twilight renaissance and on the biggest stages, as after her heroics in Australia, the 32 year old is headline grabbing again on home soil . A night session victory over former champion Ostapenko (herself back on the way up to the top slowly but surely) was the highlight of the day.
In scenes that were hard to watch, Simona Halep suffered panic attacks on her way to a three set defeat at the hands of teenager Zheng. Thankfully Halep has reassured fans after the match that she will be back and most importantly that she feels much better now and can smile again.
Karolina Pliskova was the other big name to exit [at the hands of a player ranked 227 in the world I must add], although quite whether this constitutes a ‘shock’ is debatable. How frustrating it must be to follow the Czech who seems determined to more often than not flatter to deceive.
No major shocks to tell of on the men’s side, so onwards with the victors: Medvedev, Swiatek, Ruud, Sabalenka and Keys all advanced in straight sets, as did Gilles Simon for the home contingent. Tougher wins for Badosa, Sinner, Cillic, Rublev, Goffin and – again – Tsitsipas.
Day 6 Picks
A lazy approach perhaps, but true nonetheless – basically take your pick from the three show courts today as all have match-ups to savour throughout the day.
If i had to pick one to watch though: Korda vs Alcaraz